Major Nigeria Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

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Welcome to EKOHOTBLOG summary of top Major Nigeria Newspaper headlines for today, Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

1. COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1,483 New Infections, Five More Deaths

The latest figures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shown that Nigeria has recorded a total of 118,138 COVID-19 cases.


2. NCDC: Benefits Of Children In School Outweighs Risk Of Coronavirus Transmission

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it supports the Federal Government’s decision to reopen schools for the second term of the 2020/2021 academic session because the benefits of having children in school outweighs the risks of transmission of COVID-19.


3. Ganduje Rules Out School Closure Amid COVID- 19 Surge, Outlines New Strategy

The governor, who made the observation in Kano at a meeting with Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and order stakeholders, at the Government House, said there was, therefore, a dire need to fight the pandemic, through all available avenues, Eko hot blog gathered.


4. NiMet Predicts Dust Haze, Sunshine Saturday To Monday

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Friday in Abuja predicted dust haze with visibility range of 1km to 3km on Saturday, Eko hot blog gathered.


5. Minister Urges Youths To Lead Revolution In Agric Sector

Nanono made the call in a statement by Ezeaja Ikemefuna, the Chief Information Officer of the ministry in Abuja on Friday, Eko hot blog gathered.


6. We’ll Improve Health Indices, Others- Says Ogun Commissioner

The Ogun State Government has said that it is determined to improve the health indices of the State, regarding mothers and child wellbeing, as well as facilitate programmes that will prolong the life expectancy of residents, through implementation of Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), in all Primary Health Centres (PHCs).


7. SSANU, NASU To Begin Indefinite Strike February 5

The Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) have declared an indefinite strike beginning from Friday February 5.


8. ‘A Hardworking, Loyal Man’ – Hon. Adesanya Mourns Akeem Akojo

Honourable Adedoyin Adesanya says the passing of renowned grassroot politician in Epe, Akeem Akojo, is a devastating occurrence that weighs heavily on the mind of every true sons and daughters of the ancient town.


9. Abiru Removal: Court Fixes Date For Delivery Of Judgement On Lagos East Election

The Federal High Court, Lagos, has set March 1 to give verdict in a suit on Lagos East Senatorial bye-election held on December 5, 2020.


10. ‘Reno Omokri, Others Are Threatening me’ – Mother of Molested Deeper School Student Raises Alarm

Remember that the Magistrate court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State had charged the school principal, Mrs Ndidi Solomon and four others for illegally and shamelessly assaulting Don-Davies Archibong, which is a punishable crime under section 362(1) of the Laws of Akwa Ibom State.


11. COVID-19: Shiites Demand Immediate Release of El-Zakzaky, Wife From Detention

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites, on Friday renewed calls for the immediate release of its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah.


12. Ondo Gov. Akeredolu Approves Massive Recruitment For Amotekun

According to the approval memo, the categories of officers to be recruited were regular officers, intelligence corps as well as volunteers.


13. Oyo: Arrest Those Behind Planned Fulani Eviction, Makinde Tells Police

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, says he will not stand idly and watch ‘criminals’ plunge the state into needless crisis under the pretext of advancing the Yoruba cause.


14. Tension In Oyo As Sunday Igboho Defies Makinde, Insists On Fulanis’ Ejection

Sunday Adeyemo, a youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho has maintained that herders in Igangan community in Ibarapa area of Oyo state must leave the locality.


15. Military Reveals That Nigerian Soldiers Resigned To Join Nnamdi Kanu

It was earlier reported how about 127 soldiers resigned from the Nigerian Army despite the worsening security challenges in some parts of the country.


16. Boko Haram Attacks Borno Village, Kills Policeman

The deadly Boko Haram insurgents killed a police officer on Friday during an invasion Tunkushe village in Konduga local government area (LGA) of Borno state.


17. Taxi Driver, Reportedly Kidnaps, Rapes Passenger In Ogun

The 32-year-old Bello was arrested on January 16, 2021 for a crime he reportedly committed on September 17, 2020 by operatives at Mowe Police Station.


18. Opinion!!! Understanding Afenifere, Herders And FGN From Security Perspective

One issue in the Nigerian society that leaders at all level often seek collaboration efforts of citizens to tackle is the issue of security.


19. Opinion: The Recent Cases of Paternity Fraud in Nigeria

He sojourned in Canada for quite a while until he got his residential permit and decided to come back home.


20. Photos: Hoodlums Confront Actress Toyin Aimakhu, Demand Additional Money

A lot of Nigerians has heap praises on Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu, for the act of bravery she showed when hoodlums confronted her.


21. Sports Journalists React To Joe Erico’s Demise

Some sports journalists in Lagos have joined other sports enthusiasts in the country to mourn Joe Erico, a former Green Eagles goalkeeper who died on Thursday after a brief illness.


22. Saturday: Ødegaard To Arsenal, 7 Done Deals, Chelsea Star To Italian Club & More

Based on a report by Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid’s Norwegian international midfielder, Martin Ødegaard has agreed to join The Gunners and will complete a January winter transfer move to the Emirates soon. Fabrizio Romano added..


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